Hapag-Lloyd ABX service calls Jeddah
Hapag-Lloyd Overseas has added Jeddah to its Far East service (ABX service ? Asia/Black Sea Express) in order to meet Saudi Arabian demand for export freight.
Hapag-Lloyd Overseas offers effective and reliable export solutions for international container transport and has rescheduled the route of its Far East ABX service.
Hapag-Lloyd added the port of Jeddah to its Far East service to meet the demand in Saudi Arabia, a country whose economy is driven by oil. The weekly direct service follows an Istanbul-Damietta-Jeddah-Singapore-Shanghai-Ningbo route.
Transit time to Jeddah from Istanbul is six days and Hapag-Lloyd takes advantage of extensive container equipment to provide this service. Among the most distinctive Hapag-Lloyd equipment are the reefers (refrigerated containers) used in the transportation of delicate products that are so critical to the food stuff sector, such as candy, biscuits and chocolate.
The reefers, which are used for frozen goods or freight that is produced at a specific temperature and must be shipped at the same temperature, do not provide cooling or heating. Instead, they maintain the cargo at a set temperature ensuring that the product is delivered to the recipient without spoiling.
Furthermore, Hapag-Lloyd's Far East service uses open top containers in situations where the freight does not fit into the container, generally because its dimensions are greater than the height of the container, and flat rack container equipment for vehicle transportation. The service reaches Singapore in 16 days, Shanghai in 22 and Ningbo in 27.
Export volume is increasing
Turkey ranks among the top 10 countries in Saudi Arabia"s foreign trade, primarily with export of mineral fuels, rugs, fruit, electrical equipment, boilers, iron/steel, grain, automotive and spare parts, iron/steel equipment and unprocessed wares.